In This Chapter
Installing WordPress step by step
Understanding WordPress release cycles
Tracking WordPress development
When delving in to the world of WordPress web design, you need to make sure that you set up a solid foundation to work from. This means that you need to have the latest version of WordPress installed on your web server and know how to upgrade it when WordPress releases a new version of its software, which it does approximately once every 120 days.
This chapter takes you through installing WordPress correctly, step by step, so you have a solid foundation to work from. That foundation allows you to concentrate more on your design work and coding and less on the back-end, server-related issues that may pop up if you don’t pay attention to those initial installation steps.
If you plan on designing and developing WordPress themes for yourself, for public release, or for paid clients, you need to understand the release schedule of WordPress development, versions, and nightly builds, or bleeding edge versions, which are released prior to official releases. This chapter gives you the resources you need to stay up to ...